Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Israeli shoots, seriously injures Palestinian teen near Ramallah


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- An Israeli settler shot and seriously injured a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after a settler demonstration on the outskirts of Beitin village east of Ramallah.

Ibrahim Mahmoud, 16, was shot with a live bullet and taken to Palestine Medical Complex with serious injuries. He is now stable and was placed in the ICU.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said she was looking into the report.

Earlier a Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem.

Fadi Jalal Radwan, 22, was attacked and stabbed by four Israelis while walking in the town of Kafr Aqab, his father said. He was stabbed three times in the legs, and once in the back.

The victim was found bleeding in the street and taken to Hadassah hospital for treatment. Doctors said he was in a serious condition. more

Palestinian stabbed by Israelis in northern Jerusalem


A Palestinian man was stabbed by a group of Israelis in north Jerusalem on Tuesday, relatives told Ma'an.

Fadi Jalal Radwan, 22, was attacked and stabbed by four Israelis while walking in the town of Kafr Aqab, his father said. He was stabbed three times in the legs, and once in the back.

The victim was found bleeding in the street and taken to Hadassah hospital for treatment. Doctors said he was in a serious condition.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told Ma'an that "an Arab man was approached by three suspects" who asked him for light. They then stabbed him in the leg with a small knife. more

Gaza desalinated drinking water leading to cancer, osteoporosis and other fatal illnesses


Iyad Salman was terribly shocked to find out that his son, Mohammad (9), has Osteoporosis, an illness that became hugely spread between the children of Gaza. Iyad assured that he was always keen that his children have a healthy lifestyle.

However, his son became ill after buying and drinking desalinated water from carts that sell it in Tal-Sultan neighborhood in Rafah where he lives.

Mohammed's doctor immediately diagnosed the causative of the illness to be the sold desalinated water, which was reiterated by the head of water monitoring department in the Ministry of health, saying that the lack of Chloride in the water causes Osteoporosis, especially for children.

Despite knowing the causes for the illness, there is no substitute for the desalinated water, since the water provided by the Municipality is salted and unfit for drinking, and Israeli occupation control over more than 82% of Palestinian water.

The prices of the desalinated water reach 30 NIS for 1000 Liters.

A German specialized study analyzed drinking water samples, which showed a high percentage of Nitrate Oxidizing Substance that leads to deterioration of children's health.

The normal percentage of nitrate in drinking water should range around 50 mg per liter. The percentage in that of Gaza drinking water, reached double to eight times as much.

Laboratory tests showed severe lack of red blood cells for almost half the children in Gaza.

The desalinated water sold in Gaza was assured to cause Cancer as well.

Dr. Anhar Dahdouh told PNN that the water is desalinated using the method of Reverse Osmosis, in which Filters used must be changed at least yearly. However, the filters used for desalinating the water were found to be changed once every two years.

Drinking this desalinated water, that contains an excessive amount of dangerous nitrates, can cause cancer for the victims within 6-8 years. more

Shots fired by Palestinian fighters at army jeep near Nablus


Israeli military sources stated Tuesday that Palestinian fighters opened fire at an Israeli military jeep driving on the Yitzhar settlement road, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

The sources said Palestinian fighters, driving a car near the Qaduim illegal Israeli settlement, opened fire at the military vehicle, and fled the scene. The army reported no injuries among the soldiers.

Soldiers closed the Yitzhar-Nablus road, close to the Yitzhar illegal settlement, and stopped hundreds of Palestinian cars, while dozens of soldiers have also been deployed on the main road between Za’tara and Huwwara roadblocks. more

Palestinian factions praise Jerusalem synagogue attack


Palestinian factions Tuesday applauded an attack by two young Palestinians in a Jerusalem synagogue, killing four Israelis earlier in the day.

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said in a statement that the attack was a response to the "ongoing Israeli crimes against the Al-Aqsa Mosque," and urged Palestinians to carry out similar attacks.

"The operation in Jerusalem came in response to the execution of the martyr (Yousuf Hasan) al-Ramouni," Abu Zuhri added, referring to the Monday hanging death of a Palestinian Jerusalemite bus driver whose family says was murdered by right-wing Israelis while police say the death was a suicide.

A leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation Palestine, Kayid al-Ghoul, also praised the attack, but he did not say that the PFLP officially claimed responsibility for the attack.

Speaking to the Lebanese news channel al-Mayadin, al-Ghoul said the attack was in response to ongoing Israeli crimes in occupied Jerusalem.

The military wing of the PFLP, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, also released a statement greeting the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and "their ongoing struggle to protect the city against the Israeli occupation."

The statement "blessed" the attack on the synagogue, and any resistance activity whose goal is to "uproot settlers and occupiers."

Islamic Jihad also commented on Tuesday's attack.

"The operation in Jerusalem was a natural reaction to the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation and its settlers," a statement said.

Additionally, the Popular Resistance Committees described the attack as "heroic." more

4 Israelis dead in Jerusalem synagogue attack, 2 Palestinians killed


JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis, police said.

"There are four dead and six injured, among them two policemen," police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement.

The attack struck during morning prayers at a synagogue in the Har Nof neighbourhood in the southwest of the city.

The two assailants were shot dead, she said.

"Two terrorists, apparently from East Jerusalem, entered a yeshiva (Jewish seminary) in Har Nof and attacked worshippers with axes and a pistol," she said.

"The two terrorists were neutralized," she added, using a police euphemism for killed.

Israeli media identified the Palestinian suspects in the attack as Ghassan Abu Jamal and his cousin Udayy from Jabal al-Mukabbir neighborhood of East Jerusalem.

Palestinian sources also confirmed the identity of the two. more